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Waiau River Estate is situated just 13km south from the small alpine village of Hanmer Springs heading towards Christchurch. We are the only vineyard in this area; at 297m above sea level, we are among New Zealand's highest altitude vineyards. Our...more
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2254 Mouse Point Road | State Highway 7, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
I booked a table for about 10 of us for my mums 60th birthday.
Upon entry we had such a warm welcome, we were shown to our table inside which had the most extraordinary view. The atmosphere was so relaxed and welcoming and the hosts...More
We were there looking for lunch & needed something strictly gluten free (coeliac). Settled on a platter for two and were presented with a superb array of cheeses, chutneys, hummus, whitebait muffins, salami, prosciutto, olive oil with dukkah, cream cheese, fruit and raw vegetable sticks....More
We did the wine tasting and were inspired to buy a couple of the bottles. The people running it were informative and enthusiastic- nice to see they looked to run a sustainable business too. We did not have time to sample the food but others...More
We visited Waiau River Estate on the drive out to Hanmer Springs and were so glad we stopped in. The weather was perfect as we sat out the back having a few drinks and a cheese platter, admiring the amazing views!! The staff were really...More
Perfect for a 60th Birthday lunch with family and friends, the three platters were amazing, plenty of food and choices for all fourteen of us. Small dogs, donkeys and horses kept the children entertained.
We didn't eat here but made the 10 minute drive from Hanmer to try the wines and sit out overlooking the Waiau River drinking a glass of their very nice Chardonnay & Pinot Noir as a treat for my 50th birthday. The wine tasting was...More
Came here with a large group of friends for wine tasting and platters. The wine tasting was amazing and you can tell the couple are really passionate about what they do. Then platters looked and tasted fantastic and where great to share. The wine is...More
Thanks a lot Conrad and the team! Superb service and great food/wine. Great location, some of us who jetboat down the river every day and can still appreciate the location, that speaks for itself! Platter was amazing, and made with local ingredients! Being locals I...More